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Ends Jul 14

A Raisin in the Sun (Harlem Rep)

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful, Thought-provoking

About the show

Harlem Rep presents Lorraine Hansberry's classic play about a working-class African-American family that faces financial salvation or personal ruin after receiving a substantial insurance payment.

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Set in Chicago's South Side, 'A Raisin in the Sun' revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama. When her deceased husband’s money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama.

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$15 - $30

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Good discounts, but availability varies
$8 - $15

Quirky, Relevant, Slow

See it if you want to see a decently done off off Broadway production of this beautiful story

Don't see it if you're expecting fantastic performances

Ambitious, Some strong performances, Amateur theater pretending to be professional, Lackluster sets, costumes, direction

See it if You must see this classic play and you're willing to forgive many amateur elements, or you want to support HRT.

Don't see it if you're expecting polish of any kind. The blocking was odd, the costumes were just plain bad, some performances were wooden, some adequate.

Enchanting, Great acting, Banal, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if Wow you're amazed

Don't see it if You don't like kit

Funny, Absorbing, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if Love theater

Don't see it if You hate theater

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